Nike Gives the Air Max 97 an Opulent Makeover Using Swarovski Crystals

Nike adds even more shine to the silver bullet
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The resurgence of Nike's Air Max 97 continues this fall in ostentatious fashion, courtesy of the NikeWomen designers who chose to make over the retro runner with Swarovski's Crystal Fabric. The material, embedded with tiny cut and uncut crystals in a densely clustered arrangement, is applied onto the shoe through a heat fusing process. There's no stitching involved, and precise pattern pieces, unique to each size, are curved around the waves of the AM97, including a one-piece rand. The black pair pictured here released earlier in the spring, and the silver Air Max 97 LX "Swarovski," featuring 55,690 Swarovski crystals on a women's size 7, launches September 7 at select retailers.

Release Date: 9/7/17 (Thursday)